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An ongoing issue for glass manufacturers is the growing demand for high-quality recovered glass and insufficient supply. This is often the result of the way in which glass and other recycled materials are collected from consumers.
A recent survey found that a growing number of Americans say recycling is important to them and significantly impacts their food and beverage purchasing decisions.
Starting last August, Ohio kicked off a one-year recycling pilot program to recover glass bottles from bars and restaurants. After collection, some of the glass will go to local glass manufacturer O-I for use in the production of new containers.
A new U.S. survey of just over 4,000 adults finds that 65% “strongly agree” or “agree” that glass bottles are 100% recyclable, and 73% always or usually recycle whatever they can.
Over 40 state legislatures convened in the first quarter of 2013 and, as in previous years, they are actively introducing legislation that has the potential to impact the glass container industry and glass bottle recycling.
This latest set of revisions, developed after input from thousands of stakeholders, is largely in response to the “green” marketing declarations that have ballooned in the past several years as consumers have become more attentive to the impact products and packaging have on the environment.
A recent survey of 2,078 adults across the UK found that 73% of respondents don’t know where their recycled materials go, and 65% don’t know what these materials will be made into.
When residents set glass bottles, paper, and other recyclables at the curb or place them in recycling bins, they expect that these materials will be recycled.